For all this culture talk about rape, how often does it really measure its impact? It can mean one thing statistically, another legally, and yet another as a rather cheap motivating factor in a revenge movie. It is none of these things in Jessica M. Thompson’s riveting and illuminating The Light of the Moon, which simply asks the question: what’s it like to live as a victim?
This Friday, as part of the Rendezvous With Madness Film Fest, a special screening of The Light of the Moon will be followed by a panel discussion with Toronto Rape Crisis Centre’s Deb Singh and Jane Doe. The film takes a very authentic look at the aftermath of rape – particularly the challenge of living with the stigma of victimhood. The panel following the film will discuss rape culture today, as well as the specific challenge of dealing with the victim label.
The Light of the Moon screens at 6pm Friday at Workman Arts Theatre (651 Dufferin St).
Get tickets here.